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Mitsubishi Evo v Impreza v Vectra VXR v BMW 330i: Vauxhall scares BMW!

Mitsubishi Evo IX and Subaru Impreza STI meet the Vauxhall Vectra VXR and BMW 330i M Sport. Which delivers the best drive?

Comparison

 Mitsubishi Evo IX FQ-320Subaru Impreza STiBMW 330i M SportVauxhall Vectra VXR
EngineIn-line 4-cyl, turbochargedFlat-4-cyl, turbochargedIn-line 6-cylV6, turbocharged
LocationFront, transverseFront, longitudinalFront, longitudinalFront, transverse
Displacement1997cc2457cc2996cc2792cc
Bore X Stroke85 x 88mm99.5 x 79mm85 x 88mm89 x 74.8mm
Cylinder BlockAluminium alloyAluminium alloyAluminium alloyAluminium alloy
Cylinder HeadAluminium alloy, dohc, 4v per cylinder, MIVEC VVTAluminium alloy, dohc, four valves per cylinder, AVCSAluminium alloy, dohc, 4v per cylinder, double-VANOS, VVTAluminium alloy, dohc, four valves per cylinder
Fuel and Ignition4G63 engine management, multi-point fuel injection, turbElectronic engine management, multi-point fuel injection, turboElectronic multi-point injection distributorless electric ignitionElectronic engine management, multi-point fuel injection, turbo
Max Power326bhp @ 6700rpm277bhp @ 8000rpm258bhp @ 6600rpm251bhp @ 5500rpm
Max Torque305lb ft @ 4300rpm289lb ft @ 4000rpm221lb ft @ 2500rpm262lb ft @ 1800rpm
TransmissionSix-speed manual, four-wheel drive, lsd, Active Centre Diff, Super Active Yaw Control,Six-speed manual, four-wheel drive, front, rear & centre lsd, yaw-rate & lat G sensorsSix-speed manual, rear- wheel drive, DSC traction and stability controlSix-speed manual, front-wheel drive, traction and stability control
Front SuspensionMacPherson struts, coil springs lower arms, anti-roll barMacPherson struts, coil springs and anti-roll barMacPherson struts, coil springs and anti-roll barMacPherson struts, coil springs and anti-roll bar
Rear SuspensionMulti-link, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll barStruts, trailing arms, dual link, anti-roll barMulti-link, coil springs, dampersMulti-link, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll bar
BrakesVented discs all round, 320mm front, 300mm rear, ABS, EBDVented discs all round, 330mm front, 305mm rear, ABS, EBDVented discs all round, 330mm front, 336mm rear, ABS,EBDVented discs fr, solid discs rr, 345mm fr, 292mm rr, ABS, EBD
Weight Kerb1400kg1495kg1525kg1580kg
Power to Weight236bhp/ton188bhp/ton172bhp/ton161bhp/ton
Max Speed157mph (claimed)158mph (claimed)155mph (claimed)161mph (claimed)
Lap Time1.26.101.26.101.301.31.55
Basic Price£29,999£26,995£31,555£23,995
Rating544.54
0 to 60 MPH4.4sec (claimed)5.0sec (claimed)6.1sec (claimed)6.5sec (claimed)
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